Mary Elizabeth "Mutt" (Williams) McCoy

April 11, 1926 ~ November 2, 2022 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Mary McCoy Obituary

The Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. McCoy will be live streamed on the Facebook Page of Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor.


Mary E. Williams McCoy, “Mutt” as she was affectionately known was born on April 11, 1926 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Wiggins and Beulah Mae Williams Jordan and the granddaughter of Henry Haywood “Bit” Williams. Mary moved to Durham at a young age with her family.

Mary was married to the late Lacy McCoy of Durham, North Carolina. She had two daughters Doris Elizabeth Williams (predeceased) and Yvonne Renee McCoy. She had one sister Patsy Rice (predeceased).

Mary was educated and grew up in Durham, North Carolina, during her young adult years she was employed at “The Two Spot” which was a popular restaurant that use to be on Fayetteville Street in Durham, NC. She then became employed by a prominent professional family as a domestic worker where she assisted in raising two generations of their family members until her retirement. The Willis family to this day still consider her a family member, they stayed in touch and made sure she had everything she needed.

Mary through the years received her Christian education in Oak Grove, Cox Memorial and Bell-Yeager all Freewill Baptist Churches. She was always active in church and held various positions. She loved being a church mother and up until her health started to decline she was Treasurer of the Sunday school class.

Mary was always the life of any social gathering. She enjoyed attending and hosting the Williams family circle meetings. On one occasion while hosting the meeting she had to leave to attend another function and left everyone at her house. Hours later when she returned everyone was still there having a good time. She loved traveling on the luxury USA family bus trips and on one trip they went to a Steve Harvey Comedy show and she made Steve give her the hat he was wearing.

Mary has always made everyone feel welcome and if you were in need she would help you anyway she could. She has been the glue holding her family together with such a supportive, caring and non-judgmental spirit. Mary was the oldest living member of The Williams Family.

God’s angels came and safely took Mary W. McCoy home to eternal rest on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 from her earthly home of over sixty years to her heavenly home.

Mary leaves to cherish her precious memories a daughter, Yvonne R. McCoy Durham NC, a grand/son Kenneth R. Williams Durham NC, Tonya Williams Granddaughter of love Raleigh NC, 4-Grandchildren (1-predeceased-granddaughter),

10-GreatGrandchildren, and 15-Great Great Grandchildren (1 predeceased-great great grandson).


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November 10, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fisher Memorial Funeral Parlor
3137 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707

November 11, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church
128 E. Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27707

Celebration of Life
November 11, 2022

12:00 PM
Bell-Yeager Free Will Baptist Church
128 E. Cornwallis Road
Durham, NC 27707


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